This book contains up-to-date information. Many changes have been made in this edition, particularly in the section on pharmacology. A table of less commonly encountered diseases has been added, and recent developments in diet therapy have been included. The content is divided into several sections and provides general information on pharmacology, nursing technics, medical and surgical nursing, obstetric nursing and diet therapy. The appendix includes a glossary, tables of measurement, popular and official names of medicinal preparations and diagrams of pressure points showing relation to arteries and bones. This is a handy little volume; if somewhat thinner, it could be called pocket size. The format is pleasing; it is easy to read, and the type and paper are excellent.